Given their validation of Taiwan’s sovereignty and geostrategic importance, these small and oft-overlooked countries can punch above their weight.  On January 15, the Pacific island nation of Nauru abruptly terminated its diplomatic relationship with Taiwan and re-established ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The timing of Nauru’s move was no coincidence – it…

For decades, an industrial area in Kaohsiung has shown the way for sustainable development through a system of sharing resources among competitors. BY LILLYGOL SEDAGHAT AND CORY HOWELL HAMADA  At Kaohsiung’s Linhai Eco-Industrial Park, a massive network of pipes snakes through the streets and along local waterways, connecting industrial facilities and processing plants while directly…

Bilateral commerce is booming and technological cooperation is growing. Ongoing trade negotiations and potential double-tax-avoidance legislation may boost the relationship further. In the first quarter this year, Taiwan’s exports to the United States surpassed those to China for the first time since 2003, the latest manifestation of a deepening commercial relationship between Taipei and Washington….

Bilateral and public-private collaboration can unlock Taiwan’s potential to be a leader in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).   “A more inclusive Taiwan is a more included Taiwan.”   Those were the words of AmCham Chairperson Dan Silver during his opening remarks at the AmCham Taiwan DEIA Celebration Forum. Taiwan’s commitment to inclusivity positions it as…

Taiwan’s persistent yet unrecognized struggle for climate inclusion reflects a broader narrative of diplomatic isolation, overshadowing its significant contributions to global environmental efforts.  “I’m from Taiwan,” said Meg J. C. Lin, CEO of the Taiwan Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Partnership, during a panel at the 2023 Conference of the Parties (COP28). It should be a…

Taipei’s focus on asymmetric warfare and dual-purpose technology could lend itself to productive exchanges with former Soviet Bloc nations.   Following a seven-year hiatus, Taiwan made a timely return to the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in February 2023. Representing Taiwan at this premier global event was Vincent Chao, a Taipei City councilor with the ruling Democratic…